- [1863x1913] / (Creation)
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Name of creator
David Emlyn Evans (1843-1913), musician, was born in Newcastle Emlyn. He won many muscial prizes at 'eisteddfodau' and amongst his abundant compositions are songs, anthems, cantatas, part-songs and hymn-tunes, as well as choral works which include the operetta 'Y Tylwyth Teg', 'Gweddi'r Cristnogion' (a cantata), and an oratorio entitled 'Y Caethgludiad'.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Presented by Mrs David Emlyn Evans in 1914.
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Scope and content
A collection comprised mainly of music - in the form of hymn-tunes, anthems, part-songs, cantatas, etc. - by David Emlyn Evans and others; biographical material relating to Welsh music and musicians; material relating to folk songs; proof sheets of Volume I of Welsh Melodies; musical exercises, extracts and notes; notebooks of Aaron Francis ('Aaron Mochnant'); correspondence; press cuttings; and miscellanea.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 8001-8049.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
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Language and script notes
English, Welsh, unless otherwise specified.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961).
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.